Vroue met strikdasse: stylvol, selfversekerd en sexy

Vroue met strikdasse: stylvol, selfversekerd en sexy

Gedink dat dit net mans is wat strikdasse dra? Dink weer!

“Power dress” jy graag? Lus vir ‘n nuwe, unieke manier om sterk en selfversekerd voor te kom? Die strikdas is jou antwoord!

Bekende vroue soos Audrey Hepburn en Marlene Dietrech het al dekades terug hierdie geheim ontdek en graag ‘n strikdas gedra.

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Audrey Hepburn: selfversekerd en sexy in ‘n strikdas

As gevolg van die veelsydigheid van die immergewilde strikdas, kan dit sterk en uitdagend of sag en klassiek,  gestilleer word.

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Verskeie bekende vrouens het hulleself deur die jare laat geld in ‘n strikdas, waaronder die klassieke prinses Diana wat gereeld met ‘n strikdas in die openbaar verskyn het.

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Prinses Diana bewys dat ‘n strikdas terselfdertyd stylvol, sterk én klassiek kan wees.

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Aktrise Diana Kruger het die premiére van “Inglorius Bastards” in ‘n strikdas en kruisbande bygewoon

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Anne Hathaway by die Oscars – deftig in tux en strikdas

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Selfs die Kardashians dra graag strikdasse!

Indien jy ook jou klerekas bietjie oemf wil gee, is dit tyd om ‘n strikdas aan te skaf! Eden&Co se strikdasse is uniek, aangesien elke strikdas handgemaak word uit duursame leer. Bestel joune vandag, en staan uit tussen die res!

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Strikdas: 1700’s tot nou

Strikdas: 1700’s tot nou

What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy.

-Amerikaanse klarinetspeler, Pete Fountain

Die strikdas is beslis nie sommer enige mode-item nie: daar word gereeld gesê dat die een wat ‘n strikdas dra, se selfvertroue ‘n noemenswaardige hupstoot kry. Maar waar het die geskiedenis van dié klassieke mode-item sy oorsprong?

Volgens oorlewering is ‘n stukkie lap wat byna soos die hedendaagse serp gelyk het, reeds vanaf die 1700’s gebruik om die opening van die kraag in manshemde toe te bind. Hierdie “serp” is later ‘n krawat gedoop. Dit is hoofsaaklik deur die Franse hoërklas gebruik. Hierdie manne was bekend vir hulle styl en klassieke kleredrag: hulle het bekend gestaan as die toonaangewers op modefront. Die strikdas het later uit die krawat ontwikkel.

Teen die 1880’s was die strikdas ‘n standaarditem in enige modebewuste man se uitrusting. Nadat Pierre Lorriland vir die eerste keer ‘n Tuxedo in 1886 na ‘n formele funksie gedra het, het die kombinasie van ‘n tuxedo en ‘n strikdas die standaard-uitrusting na “black tie” geleenthede geword.

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In die jare wat gevolg het, is die strikdas egter voortdurend geherdefinieër, en is dit saam met meer as net formele drag gedra. Teen die 1920’s en 1930’s het strikdasse ook onder vrouens gewild begin raak. Duitse sanger en aktrise, Marlene Dietrich, was veral bekend vir haar strikdasse. Die bekende en klassieke Audrey Hepburn is ook gereeld in ‘n strikdas gesien.

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Deur die eeue het strikdasse egter nooit hulle klassieke, stylvolle karakter verloor nie. Van elke dag se swierigheid, tot troues, formele geleenthede, werksfunksies of ‘n aandjie uit: die strikdas bly immergewild.

Om die lang, klassieke geskiedenis van die strikdas te eer, vervaardig Eden&Co. Quality Leather Goods juis strikdasse uit duursame leer. Elke strikdas word met die hand uitgesny en aanmekaar gesit – wat dit ‘n kunswerk opsigself maak. Wanneer jou kleinseun eendag jou strikdas erf, behoort hy met goeie sorg steeds ‘n meesterstuk te wees. Want klas, styl en leer gaan nooit uit die mode uit nie.

 

strikdas1Eden& Co se strikdasse word van begin tot einde met die hand gemaak.

 

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Beautiful, elegant: the Springbok

Beautiful, elegant: the Springbok

The Springbok, or Antidorcas marsupialis is South-Africa’s national animal. This native bokkie has a knack for prancing into your heart imprinting a piece of Africa on your soul forever…

Their striking body colour renders them easily recognizable. Springboks have cinnamon coloured upper bodies, white underparts and a broad dark brown stripe on either flank stretching from the front legs to the rear legs.

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Springboks live in harsh and unpredictable environments such as calcareous pans, dry river beds and short grass savannah plains. Areas of tall grass are avoided by these majestic animals.

Typical and unique to the Springbok, is the pocket-like skin flap which extends along the middle of the back on to the tail. The springbok can lift this flap, which makes the white hairs underneath stand up in a conspicuous ‘fan’.

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Eden & Co get our springbok skins only from a selected few merchants who only source their springbok skins during the annual winter culling season. This season is strictly regulated and handled professionally.

Springbok skins are the perfect replacement for a rug to those that enjoy dreaming and adventure.

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The Beauty of Stripes

The Beauty of Stripes

Burchell’s Zebra, or Equus quagga burchelli, is a southern sub specie of the plains Zebra, and named after William John Burchell – a British explorer. They are native to Africa and are especially common in Eastern and Southern Africa. They prefer treeless grasslands and savanna woodlands.

Zebras are admired for their distinctive skin with black, white and brownish/greyish stripes. What makes them truly unique is that no two zebras have the same pattern – their stripes are as unique as a fingerprint and used by young to identify their mothers.

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Scientists have struggled to agree on the reason for Zebra’s stripes. However, many theories have it that the stripes are used as camouflage. Zebras are herd animals and, when together, their stripes merge into one big mass. This makes it very challenging for predators to identify a single animal from a running herd, especially at dawn and dusk.

As zebras are herbivores their diet is made up of mostly grasses, barks and herbs. They sleep in groups while they are standing, which assists in keeping them protected in the dark of the African night!

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Nguni- A Short History

Nguni- A Short History

Nguni cattle – a hybrid of Indian and European cattle breeds –are indigenous to Africa. They are said to have entered Africa around 8000 years ago – there are even rock paintings in Libya and the Sahara desert with Nguni-like cattle. These paintings are estimated to be around 8000 years old.

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Since then, Ngunis have played a very important social and economic role for some African tribes. They were used as “lobola” – every husband needed to pay his wife’s father with an amount of cattle, depending on the worth of the wife. The number of animals a village owned also said a lot about their wealth.

King Shaka – who played an important role in Zulu history – seized control of all the Nguni herd in his dominion. He bred the cattle according to skin pattern to produce hides for all his regiments. The regiments were thus recognized by the hide-patterns.

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Although Nguni’s have multi-coloured skin with the widest variety of pattern, their noses are always black tipped. These beautiful cattle are not only known for their unique skin patterns, but are also very resistant to the harsh African environment.

The Nguni cattle are part and parcel of a very long standing African tradition, and these hides which was originally used to recognise African warriors, are ever stylish in almost every home. Enjoy your bit of an adventure – right from the heart of rugged Africa!

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